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    Linksys WAG160N or Belkin F5D8636UK4A? Please help, ASAP :)

    Hi All,

    Looking to replace my O2 Wireless Box II... Keeps changing my settings without appearing to have done so, I think... Ports keep unforwarding, and NAT keeps going back to strict on XBL! Static IP and everything. tried it all. Argh.

    I have found a Linksys WAG160N for about £20.

    My Dad has a Linksys WRT54GS or something, which has been reliable as a rock, and has plenty of settings for everything you could ever need I think! + easy to set up... So I wanted to stick with Linksys, but now i'm not so sure.

    I have been shown a Belkin F5D8636UK4A for a little over £25 too... With a wireless N usb adapter. In reality, I don't think i'd want it sticking out of my laptop all the time, and would settle for G on that anyway... but getting N cause the Xbox Slim supports N too, so.

    Anyway, any opinions?

    Need advice ASAP if possible, both are not available from my buddy for long.

    Matt

    5 Comments

    dcx_badass

    Linksys always Linksys. Belkin are junk and can't do networking for ****.


    i think thats very poor advice to give did you have bad experience with belkin?

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    nightstud

    i think thats very poor advice to give did you have bad experience with … i think thats very poor advice to give did you have bad experience with belkin?



    dcx is the grand master of bad advice.

    However, he is right - Belkin are uniformly ****. Unfortunately, Linksys aint much better in my view. I'd rather buy a very specific subset of Netgear routers off ebay (ie: the GT range which allow custom firmware).

    I think Netgear is the best hardware, and although their software ain't up to much, that can be fixed.

    dcx_badass

    Yes I have 3 different Belkin wireless devices all were complete **** and … Yes I have 3 different Belkin wireless devices all were complete **** and needed replacing as they were flakey and hopeless.


    ive had four and not had any problem with any of them

    Original Poster

    More opinions would be great thanks... Can get the WAG160N for about £15! Yes/no?

    Thanks alot everyone!

    Original Poster

    Bought the Linksys... Will post my findings.

    I'm almost contemplating putting an axe through this Wireless Box II! ARGH
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